By Paul SzmalDUNDEE, N.Y. (May 25) – Will Ward was the late-night IMCA Modified winner Friday at Outlaw Speedway.The feature began with Rich Karlnoski jumping out to the lead while Ward sliced through the field to second. After a quick yellow, Ward grabbed the lead on the restart as Rodney Morgan began to advance, getting the runner-up position just past halfway. Morgan could not catch Ward, who took the checkers.Brad Smith overcame an early race spin to charge back to third, followed by Karlnoski and Phil Yaw.Sunrise Insulation Night at Dundee proved to be an interesting one for reasons other than racing.After completion of the heats, the track lights in turns three and four did not come on. Refusing to give up, the track crew, with assistance from driver Ray Hyer and others, worked for two hours to solve the problem … and finally the lights came back up and the feature events began.
Syracuse (18-5, 7-3 Atlantic Coast) dropped one spot to No. 16 in the AP Poll announced on Monday. The Orange were dominated by then-No. 2 Louisville on Feb. 7 for their third loss in five games. Sunday, SU rebounded with a blowout win of Boston College.On Monday, it was also released that Orange point guard Tiana Mangakahia is one of 30 players on the Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Midseason Team. The junior is averaging 15.0 points, 8.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game with four double-doubles. The four finalists will be named during the Women’s Final Four in early March.Mangakahia was also named to the 2019 Nancy Lieberman Award watchlist, which recognizes the top point guard in NCAA Division I women’s college basketball. SU’s Australian-guard is the only ACC point guard on the list. Mangakahia is third in the nation in total assists (198), while ranking second in assists per game. She also leads the ACC in free throw percentage (.886).SU hosts No. 12 North Carolina State on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on February 11, 2019 at 3:45 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+